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15
May

Tips for Individual House Construction – Step 3

Step 3: Select An Architect :

  • An architect is a professional who designs space efficiently. It is necessary for you to engage the services of a good architect. You would be able to identify one by discussing with your friends and relatives who have used the services of an architect. Select an Architect after looking at some of the projects he has executed. Make sure his style of architecture is in sync with your taste and style of what you want your house to be..
  • Preferably select an architect who is registered with a professional body of Architects such as ‘Institute of Indian Architects’ or a local body of Architects
  • The Architect’s scope shall normally include the following:

    • Architectural design of proposed the house. Specify the number of alternate designs he would come up with for you to take a decision
    • Structural design
    • Plumbing and Electrical services
    • Preparation of Bill of Quantities (BOQ) for all the design services
    • Preparation of a tender document with terms and conditions (I will address this in detail later)
    • Periodic construction supervision
    • Checking and certification of contractors’ bills
  • Enter into a formal contract agreement with an Architect specifying the terms of appointment. The contract agreement shall specify the role and responsibilities of the Architect and his associates, terms of payment of their professional fee etc..

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14
May

Tips for Individual House Construction – Step 2

Step 2: Space Requirements :

  • You must be having an idea as to what our space requirements are.
  • You must be having an idea as to what our space requirements are.
  • How many Bedrooms do you need?
  • What is the size of the living room? What is the size of the kitchen? Do you need a separate Pooja room? Make a list of all your requirements.

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09
May

Tips for Individual House Construction – Step 1

Step 1: How much can you spend on this Project?
What is the maximum amount of money that you wish to spend to commission the house and make it livable? You should be able to walk into the house and start living immediately. Your budget should provide for fixed and loose furniture, soft furnishings such as curtains etc., once you have arrived at this figure, this forms the basis of all design and decision making.

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07
May

Tips for Individual House Construction

This write up is for all those who want to construct their residence/home. Let us assume that you have a plot of land and you have decided to build a house.

Congratulations on your wise decision.

Let us look at the various steps to be taken while constructing a house.

First and foremost thing is to use the services of professionals to design and construct your house.

Using the services of a professional is as important as using the services of a medical doctor. Considering that you are likely to spend lakhs of rupees, it is prudent on your part to use the services of a professional when you are spending, may be, your life savings.

How is a ‘construction project’ unique as compared to other projects?

All construction projects are unique and one of its kind, even if completely similar to buildings being built at different locations.

All Construction Projects go through four major phases in its life cycle:

  1. Concept Phase
  2. Design and tendering Phase
  3. Execution Phase
  4. Finishing Phase

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05
Mar

New Real Estate Bill – Protection to Buyers ?

The Real Estate bill, which was long pending has finally been introduced and needs to be enacted. The Bill, once enacted will at last give teeth to apartment buyers, who till date were at the mercy of real estate developers.

The bill would make the developers accountable for structural stability of the buildings, timely completion and cash management of the proceeds of the sales of each project. This will make sure that the developer does not use the funds meant for specific project for any other purpose.

The Bill will also give more teeth (were there at all any teeth, in the first place?) to the government to regulate contracts between the buyer and the seller to ensure customer protection and also standardise business practices.

However, it is not yet clear to me as how this bill will protect the consumer from projects where the quality of works completed do not meet the promises made in terms of quality of workmanship or quality of materials used for construction.

We at Nemmadi, as third party, assist the buyer in identifying deficiencies or shortcomings by inspecting the work done and reporting to the client and the developers for rectification.

If you are buying a new flat or an old one, we are the right people to help you inspect the flat from all Engineering angles.

05
Jan

Indian Construction Industry

Indian Construction industry is a very ill/unorganized. As a result, any one with money power can become a ‘contractor’ or a ‘builder’. The contractor or the builder does not need a valid license to carry on his business, particularly in the private sector.

The contractor or the builder may or may not engage the services of professionals to design and construct the house or the apartment that you wish to buy.

In the absence of control over the design of the structure as per Indian Standards requirement for RCC design, the durability, the quality and safety of the structure suffers.

This leads to loss of life and property.
Therefore it is necessary to ensure that the house/apartment/villa that one proposes to buy meets the quality requirements.